How to avoid FPN points on your licence?

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Avoid points on licence!
Only accountants could come up with this one
Pay your fine, but, NO POINTS DEDUCTED, !!

Read on :-

This is how the points get added to your licence:

If you get a fixed penalty notice through the post which
also carries penalty points the computer system first
sends you a demand for the cash.

When you have paid, it then sends a demand to return your
licence for endorsement.

It cannot handle the licence endorsement and the payment at
the same time, and it cannot process the points part of
the system until the financial section is complete.

If you overpay the fixed penalty, it must issue and send a
refund cheque for the overpayment.

Therefore, overpay the fixed penalty by sending a cheque
for the full amount plus £1.

The computer will then automatically generate a refund
cheque for the over-payment and send it to you.

**** Do not cash this refund cheque - DUMP IT.

The system then remains 'open' and cannot generate the
'send your licence for endorsement' demand part of the

It does, however, record your payment of the fixed penalty,
so it does not trigger the 'follow-up unpaid fine' stage.

As there is no human intervention, the system will leave
you alone, since it has got your money, which is the
primary objective!

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